Civil Litigation

Prior to opening his own firm, Scott represented the United States and corporate clients in complex, multijurisdictional litigation. His experience with massive, bet-the-company litigation gives him the perspective to resolve almost any civil case, as either a plaintiff or defendant.

Sample Cases:

  • Prevented a citizens group from shutting down a Marine airfield in Southern California. (California federal court)
  • Investigated the potential heavy metal poisoning of a young child by a military landfill. (California federal court)
  • Represented an investment bank in over 100 fraud cases involving tax shelters purchased by high net-worth individuals. (New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, California, and Florida state and federal courts)
  • Represented the board of directors of a large utility in a derivative securities litigation case. (South Dakota federal court)
  • Tried a $38 million breach of insurance case to a jury verdict. (Florida state court)
  • Represented a Fortune 100 corporation in a $1.1 billion credit default swap dispute. (Indiana federal court)
  • Froze over $700 million in assets and then settled a $1.4 billion breach of contract action involving two foreign corporations and their American subsidiaries over the failed sale of wind turbines. (Delaware chancery court)
  • Sued spammers for violating anti-spam laws for over $140 million in statutory damages. (Maryland federal court)